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Old 04-21-2006, 07:49 AM
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help!!! knot in my rope

Alright you guys...I have a brand new freakin ski rope and I have a knot in it...I skied the ither day, 6 passes 15' off and when I was done I found a knot....awwww...help...you all know any tricks?
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:53 AM
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Somebody once told me that if you put it in the freezer for a day or two it is easier to get the knot out when frozen.

I didn't believe him and never tried it.
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:09 AM
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http://waterski.about.com/od/ropesha...t/rope_jam.htm


I've used the lightly tap with a hammer and that worked well for me.
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:11 AM
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:51 AM
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A hammer and a pair of needle nose pliers will do the trick.
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:04 AM
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I've used two pair of pliers, one in each hand grabbing opposite sides of the knot. They can be really tough to get though. I didn't notice one for a while, tried to get it out, but decided to leave it. It's been like that for ~6 years, no issues. I guess my 15 off passes are really 15.0000001 off.
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:40 AM
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smack/whip the knot on concrete, or even the side of the hull, it loosens it right up. Hasn't failed me yet...
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:10 PM
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In addition to the above, try using a cork-screw to grab a hold of the rope. It won't do any damage (usually), and really gets a good hold for pulling.
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:32 PM
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smack/whip the knot on concrete, or even the side of the hull, it loosens it right up. Hasn't failed me yet...
Or better yet, smack it up against the bozo that let the knot happen in the first place!
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Old 04-21-2006, 02:10 PM
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Tie a knot on the other end, the same distance from the center of the rope so it will be balanced and all is well or loosen the pylon to compensate for the shorter rope.
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